What about Diwali with traditional sweets and namkeens made using produce from the farms of Tamil Nadu?

These entrepreneurs sell traditional sweets and snacks made from millets, heritage rice, jaggery and karupatti from Tamil Nadu farms

Forty-three-year-old Hima Kiran, once an engineer by profession, is now a full-time agriculturist, cultivating over 60 acres of land at Komakkambedu in Tiruvallur district, as well as four other villages in Thindivanam and Villupuram. “By funding and supporting other small scale farmers in the region, we are promoting organic food production at Namma Farms. We started offering hampers last year,” says Hima.

“We tie up with organic positives from Chennai to make sweets and snacks from the produce of dsitricts,” he says. This Diwali, Namma Farms offers. kambu Mysore Clean, thinai ladduMappilai Samba Rice Based overlord, Time mix and vargu murukku. Hammers with sweets and snacks are sold as boxes of 500 grams and one kilogram.

Shipped all over India. meeting www.nammafarm.com Call: 9962257249

The Spirit of the Earths Diwali hamper in Chennai has heritage rice sourced from his farm at Manjakudi near Thanjavur. That’s not all. “Chilli belongs to Palani, urad dal From Chidambaram, Oil from Tiruvannamalai, Thuyamalli from Delta Belt, Nattu Sarkari from Antiyur in Erode, cashews from Adhanakottai, dry coconut from Batlagundu, Kadalaiparuppu from Karur….” lists Jayanti Somasundaram coordinator of Spirit of the Earth, an organization focused on conservation and cultivation of heritage rice varieties. focuses.

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The ingredients are cast iron pan roasted, sun dried and stone ground to make it easy to cook three sweet, salty and spicy heritage rice blends. The hamper includes notes on each grain, ingredients and cooking instructions.

The hamper is priced at ₹1250, and includes free shipping across India.

Visit www.spiritoftheearth.in Call: 9500082142

In 2014, when the company was started, 1,000 farmers contributed ₹1,000 per person and became shareholders. The organization based out of Pudukottai helps them in procuring their produce, developing value added products and selling them. “Our products include rice and bajra flour (for dosa, adai, puttu), rice flakes, sweets and snacks. Though we offer traditional snacks throughout the year, we have more items during the festival,” says CEO Ahila Bharti.

She says they are well equipped with machinery including facilities to make groundnut oil used in snacks. Ghee is procured from local farms. “We avoid processed sugar, and use molasses, palm molasses (Karupatti) And Nattusakkarai,” she added. For Diwali, they have Mappilai Samba sidai, karuppugavuni overlord, Thinai mix, three kinds murukku Made with different heirloom rice and millet karsev.

Orders can be shipped across India. Bulk orders are accepted.

Visit www.pudhigaiorganics.org.in Call: 6383112234

The name means ‘to perfection’ in Tamil. Patham was launched in 2017 in Chennai by a group of five friends, and this year expanded to Madurai. Perumal Raj, one of the founders, says they wanted to popularize traditional rural sweets and snacks made from palm molasses and palm sugar crystals. Since we do not add additives or preservatives, these products have a shorter shelf life than mass-produced items. Also our products come in different shades of brown or black, not just colored. But due to the continuous support of our customers spread across the country, we have opened Patham Sweets in Madurai,” says Perumal.

What about Diwali with traditional sweets and namkeens made using produce from the farms of Tamil Nadu?

Patham buys traditional snacks from two manufacturers in Sivakasi and Madurai. “We are also collaborating with palm tree climbers to inspire them to create Karupatti extensively, and are also researching recipes that can be made using plum fruit (Panam Pazham) and palm roots (panam kizangu),” he says. Pala Blessed Karupatti Halwa Seeraga samba, made from several millet flours and coconut oil Karupatti JangriAnd kambu The coconut oil cookies are their bestsellers.

Shipping across Tamil Nadu. to order, call: 9940545122

The team at Organic Store Restore in Kottivakkam is busy organizing the month-end Diwali Eco-Bazaar. The all-day event includes arts, crafts, clothing, sweets and snacks that can be purchased directly from the makers. home decor products and gifts made from plum leaf, terracotta and coconut shell; Tula and Porgai clothes; And garden essentials will be sold. Workshops on clay modelling, drawing, palm leaf weaving and puppet making will be held at an open space for children and adults.

What about Diwali with traditional sweets and namkeens made using produce from the farms of Tamil Nadu?

There is a puppet show for children at 6 pm. The tea and juice are from Vannili and the ripe jaggery and sandwish are from Pran. You can pre-order your Diwali bakhshanamCreated by NGOs supporting the farming community in rural Tamil Nadu, and pick it up at the fair.

Diwali Eco-Bazaar, Restore, Kottivakkam. October 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To register for workshops and pre-order sweets, call: 24921093

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